"My analysis reveals that the leader of this group, George Counts, was likely a covert influence agent. His multiple trips to the USSR , from the late 1920s to the early '30s, place him squarely in the sights of the KGB's covert influence operators. During his travels across the communist country, he would have been squired by intelligence officers, who would develop him for eventual recruitment. The success of this covert influence recruitment is reflected in Counts' books, published in 1931, The New Russian Primer, and The Soviet Challenge to America . The first was a direct translation of a communist indoctrination text for Soviet children, extolling the virtues of the first Five Year Plan...."